This is the long-awaited (only!) collection of Sorrentino's stories, some of which have appeared previously in major magazines and anthologies, including Harper's, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories.***These accessible stories are a very good companion and/or introduction to Sorrentino's experimental novels since they tend to follow similar themes, formats, and even plot lines.***This collection will be published in a very attractive paperback edition with french flaps.***Sorrentino's most recent novel garnered major critical attention, an interview on KCRW's Bookworm program, and was a finalist for the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award.